Important Message To Our Loyal Customers Regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

March 25th, 2020

With COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) dominating headlines around the globe, we wanted to take a moment to let you know that our technicians are taking appropriate and recommended precautions against virus transmission.

Whether at home, in the workplace, or out in the field, they have the information and supplies that they need to protect themselves, their coworkers, and their clients.

Our commitment to your complete satisfaction is exceeded only by our commitment to your health and safety.

If you’ve scheduled service with us already, or are thinking of doing so, rest assured in knowing that the technician coming to your residence is coming prepared not just to do the job, but to do so in the safest manner possible.

Thank you for choosing to work with us. We’re all in this together, and the least we can do is continue to guarantee your comfort!


Sincerely,
The A/C Guy of Tampa Bay Team

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The New Year Is Not Too Late for Heating Maintenance!

January 10th, 2022
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The New Year is here and our weather is … nice! Pleasant days in the 70s. This is why Tampa is such a popular spot for winter vacations. And during weather like this, it’s easy to forget that you have a heating system in your home that needs regular service to keep it in prime condition. The winter isn’t always sunny days for us—the cold snaps and storms will make an effective home heater a necessity.

So we want to talk to you about maintenance for your heater. Have you had it done already? If you have, great. If you haven’t, we don’t want you to believe that the start of a new year means the opportunity has passed and you might as well forget about it until fall. This isn’t the case at all! Since our winter weather tends to arrive late, you may be right on time with scheduling heating maintenance now.

But is there any harm in skipping it for a year? Well, yes. The benefits of heating maintenance are tremendous, and we want to remind you what you can avoid when you stay current with it for each winter.

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Understanding Air Filter Strength

December 27th, 2021
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We offer several ways to help local homes enjoy cleaner, healthier indoor air, such as installing a powerful air purifier in St. Petersburg, FL. But when most homeowners get started with indoor air quality improvements, they first look at air filtration systems. These are the baseline for healthier air: they physically trap particles trying to circulate through the HVAC system. Professionals only have to find the right types of filters and integrate them into the ductwork and they’ll start doing their job.

Let’s go back to that last sentence: the right types of filters. This is a key part of air filtration installation, and one of the reasons it’s necessary to have professionals handle the job. The strength of an air filter can make or break an indoor air quality installation. In this post, we’ll examine in more detail air filter strength and its impact.

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Questions to Ask Yourself When Getting a New Central AC

December 13th, 2021
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A new AC installation in St. Petersburg, FL can be a big deal for your house. We live in a warm and humid climate where air conditioners are essential almost year-round. When you’re planning on getting a new air conditioner, either to replace an older one or as the first AC for a house, you don’t want to rush into grabbing just anything. We recommend you start working early with our technicians so we can assist you with selecting the unit to meet your needs. We’re here to do more than just put the new AC in place—we want to see you have the right cooling that will last for years and help you lower energy costs.

As you start the process of getting a new air conditioner, ask yourself the following questions. They’ll help you focus on what you need the most from your new cooling system.

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How Your Home’s Ducts Can Suffer Damage

November 15th, 2021
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Indoor air quality is a major concern for many homeowners, and helping people to improve their indoor air quality is one of our major concerns as well. We offer numerous ways to help improve a home’s air, such as installing a dehumidifier or air purifier in Dunedin, FL

But often the biggest opponent of enjoying fresh, healthy, and humidity-balanced air is damaged ductwork. Leaky ducts are tricky because they hide out of sight, creating problems people may attribute to other sources. In fact, people are often unaware of the many ways their ducts can become damaged. As you’ll find out below, your ducts have several enemies that can harm them and end up affecting your HVAC system and indoor air quality…

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How You Can Help a Struggling Air Conditioner

November 1st, 2021
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One of the difficulties we face with air conditioners in Florida is that they don’t get lengthy breaks. The standard for air conditioners in most of the country is a steady summer of use, shorter periods of use in spring and fall, and then a winter where they may not turn on at all. But we need to have our ACs ready to work all through the year, and this means they take on a lot more stress. 

As winter gets nearer, you may run into an air conditioner that’s starting to struggle to keep the house cool on warm days. This might be the result of the strain on the air conditioner, or it could be a malfunction. We’ll look at what you can do when you have an AC that isn’t living up to expectations.

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Your Heat Pump Needs Maintenance in Fall as Well as Spring

October 18th, 2021
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A Florida winter isn’t as intimidating a prospect as, say, a Wisconsin winter. We experience mild cool weather and rain, and the occasional days when people need jackets. Our climate is one of the reasons that heat pumps are such popular options for local home comfort: a heat pump operates as a powerful air conditioning system during much of the year, but it can also manage heating without much trouble when the outdoor temperatures aren’t too low. A heat pump is a great all-seasons comfort system for Florida.

If you use a heat pump for your house, we have an important reminder: schedule maintenance for the heat pump this fall. People often forget to have this done because they assume a heat pump only needs maintenance once a year in spring. After all, air conditioning systems only need maintenance in spring. But even though heat pumps resemble air conditioners in how they run, they have different maintenance requirements.

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Why Might an AC Lose Refrigerant?

October 4th, 2021
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Refrigerant is a chemical blend that can easily shift between liquid and gaseous states. This makes it ideal for air conditioning systems: as the refrigerant moves through the air conditioner, it evaporates indoors to absorb heat and then condenses outdoors to release heat. During this process, the refrigerant never dissipates—the same amount of refrigerant should stay in the AC for the entire life of the cooling system.

But … leaks can happen. An air conditioner won’t lose refrigerant over time (this is a common misconception) unless it has leaks along its refrigerant lines or at connection points. To prevent the AC from failing due to low refrigerant, experts must locate the leaks, seal them, and then put back in the amount of refrigerant that was lost. 

If you’re curious about how these leaks start and if you can do anything to prevent them, follow us below for more information.

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Your AC Probably Isn’t Enough to Beat the High Humidity

September 20th, 2021
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Imagine how much easier it would be to have a cool, comfortable house in Florida if our humidity wasn’t so high. Humidity doesn’t make the air hotter but certainly makes our bodies feel hotter because it traps heat. Humidity is like putting on a coat in the middle of July.

But your air conditioning system can take care of it, right? Well, probably not. An air conditioner cools the air in your house, but when it comes to humidity, well … let’s talk about that more below.

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Can My Air Conditioner Rust?

September 6th, 2021
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Any metal that comes into contact with water in the presence of oxygen can rust. So the short answer to the question in the title is, yes. Rust on an AC is more likely to happen in a place like coastal Florida because of our high humidity and the amount of salt in the air. The outdoor components of your home’s air conditioning system are in regular contact with moisture and salt, and this can lead to parts of it rusting.

The good news is that AC manufacturers build their systems to resist rust for many years. It can still occur, however, and we’re going to take a look at what can happen when you’ve got a rusty AC and what you can do about it. 

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A Bad Thermostat vs. Your AC: What Can Go Wrong

August 23rd, 2021
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When Thermostats Go Bad!

Sounds a touch dramatic, but we want to make a point about how important your home’s thermostat is for the overall operation of your HVAC system. The thermostat affects comfort, energy consumption, and the health of the AC and heater. Thermostat problems often look like other HVAC troubles, and it takes a skilled professional to make an accurate diagnosis of the malfunction and fix it. 

We’ve listed below ways a thermostat can malfunction and how it affects your house and AC (as well as the general HVAC system). 

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